Mindfulness is a technique used in counseling, with the goal of being more engaged in and aware of one’s present world. When practiced regularly, it can improve brain function and overall quality of life. Mindfulness exercises center on intentional awareness of the present moment, separating ourselves from the constant flow of distraction and thoughts in which we tend to engage. They can include mindful eating, meditation*, intentional listening, breath– and body-related coping skills, or thought and emotion observation.
Many Christians are hesitant to engage in activities such as meditation, yoga, or similar activities. As a Christian, I find a great amount of value in mindfulness in my own life, when I engage in the practice intentionally and with my values in mind. If you have any questions or hesitations about any therapeutic activity, or want more information before engaging in them, please contact me for more information!